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Query Details

Query Subject:   VERB into VERBing
Author:   Stefan Th. Gries
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear colleagues

[apologies for multiple postings!]

A colleague and I are currently working on the construction
exemplified in (1)

a. He can trick the doctor into giving him an alibi. (BNC:FF0)

b. They were forced into formulating an opinion. (BNC:CF4)

c. He talked me into staying two more days. (BNC:CCW)

Obviously, the common elements are 'V into V-ing' and we also seem to
remember that this construction has been referred to as
'into-causative.' We already have collected enough examples for our
analysis, but, apart from a cursory treatment of this construction in
Hunston and Francis (2000) 'Pattern Grammar', we do not know of any
literature dealing with this construction. Can anybody please point us
to previous works on this construction? I'll post a summary
later. Thanks a lot in advance.

Stefan Th. Gries
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IFKI, Southern Denmark University
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LL Issue: 14.760
Date posted: 17-Mar-2003


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